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Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
has aa slightly different reasoson for preferring preside obama. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> believe it or not, at the election is less than two weeks away and both candidates are running as if there is no tomorrow. . >> this is the first drop on our 48-hour flight around campaign marathon extvaganza. we are going to pull an all- nighter. sleep. >> no question about it, we're seeing morore and more enthusiasm, more and more support. >> the economy grew at an annual rate of 2%. not gre, but better than expected. the final gdp report prior to the election. right here i have a shaky and i will ask each of you to step out on at. if the e election were held tomorrow mark, who would win? >> i should not go out on any limb given my way, but if the election were held tomorrow, barack obama would win, based on the superior effort of the obama campaign at this point turning out early voters. >> evan? >> butobama the whistle of a long way to go. >> nin >> i hate e doing this but obama because of the ground game. >> colby? >> the national tracking polls ha
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
>>> good morning, and welcome to a special election edition of "this week." >>> the obama campaign is slipping. >> we have come too far to turn back now. >> it's on. the final sprint. >> we'll win this election. we'll finish what we started. >> we're going to bring big changes to get america stronger again. >> the candidates cris cross the battlegrounds. >> we need you, ohio. >> i love colorado! >> to break this deadlock race. the big questions now -- can obama's swing state firewall stand up to romney's momentum? how will hurricane sandy shake up the campaign? and with just nine days to go, could a final october surprise send this election into overtime? questions for our headliners. top obama adviser stephanie cutter and house speaker newt gingrich for romney. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our roundtable. george will, austan goolsbee, nicolle wallace, gwen ifill and andrew sullivan. >>> hello again. with just nine days to go, the october surprise is here. hurricane sandy, threatening a massive stretch of the u.s. from virginia to new england. all of the way to the great lak
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the campaign trail because of sandy. president obama is back in campaign mode. mitt romney was in virginia. >> i was going to surprise you. we're here at the obama field offices on columbia. lots of volunteers making phone calls and look who is here calling motors. charlie got a surprise fong call from none other than former secretary of state madeleine albright. this is part of the get-out-the- vote effort that you are saying across virginia as obama and romney both candidates wanting to win here in battleground virginia. today, mitt romney spent his day focused on virginia with stops in three areas. our chant is this, five more days. little time left, the campaign trail has been tricky. both canceled events because of the storm. today, both men were back in campaign mode. >> the consequence of what this election means -- we can't lose, we need you for agenda, we have to take back america. >> making the point he is still commander-in-chief, he wore his air force one jacket today for stops in several states. >> we will win wisconsin again and we will win this election and we will renew the
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 11:35pm EDT
-american voters return enforce for barack obama this time? >> we're in the same spot as we were when bush was president. >>> and battleground road trip. the candidates are fighting tooth and nail for these girl scout moms and die hard cheese heads. so, "nightline" co-anchor bill weir hit the road in the swing state of wisconsin. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, bill weir and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is fwhl until, november 2nd, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm juju chang. in the five days since superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, those caught in its path are still reeling from the magnitude of the crisis. we now know the storm took the lives of at least 105 people, and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage and knocked out power to 8.5 million initially and 3.6 million people still remain in the dark tonight. and late today, in new york city, the largest marathon in the world was canceled for the first time ever in its 42-year history, following days of outrage at the specter of precious resources being deployed
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
will be available to the candidate. president obama started in nevada. he picked up a big endorsement from new york mayor michael bloomberg. he will be back with bill clinton and musician dave matthews on saturday. >> mitt romney spent his day i wrote -- in roanoke. ending in virginia beach. showing just how important to virginia's to winning the war. >> their schedules are intense. >> you can see why. a policy poll shows president obama leading. with the margin of error and undecided voters, it is a statistical tie. >> we what is at stake in virginia. the team fighting to win the stage again. >> the president ended his campaign in virginia and kicks off this campaign. it is where he takes his wife for ballantine's -- valentine's. you have the city behind me. >> are you fired up? are you ready to go? >> the chant is the same. >> four more years! >> how do you accomplish that? aside from constant visits. we have had 20 since june. dance with the one who brought you, an age old adage. that is women, young voters, and minorities. >> i do not believe we can get far with leaders of that right off half
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
on the campaign trail, of trying toess win votes. obama beginning a after overseeing hurricane sandy response. mitt romney hitting virginia. let's skip the roundup from karen travers. >> full speed ahead today. getting back to business. after three days off the trail due to superstorm sandy, it's freeobama battlegrounds. mitt romney spends his entire in virginia, state that republicans are desperate to win. >> this is a critical place for us. five more days. >> the latest abc news poll shows a dead heat nationally. both sides claim to be winning in the battleground. president obama is a head its three poles in the most critical ones. president obama is working to shore up his midwest firewall. ohio, wisconsin, iowa will see a attention from him over the next five days. in virginia today. yesterday he spent all day in florida. both states he absolutely must order to get to the white house. neither side can say for sure the impact sandy has had on the race. past today's, was on the trail talking bipartisanship while obama had the op showing it republicanrsey christie, one of romney's biggest al
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
to extradite him to virginia where he will face attempted murder and other charges. >> president and obama -- president obama and mitt romney making a final push. president obama focused his closing argument on bringing about change while mitt romney countered that argument. >> i know what change looks like because i fought for it. you have, too. after all we have been through together we cannot give up now. >> america finally needs real change. as promised, we are going to give it to the american people. >> michael bloomberg endorsed president obama, saying hurricane sandy reshape his thinking and that the president will take action on climate change. if the commander-in-chief will visit virginia on saturday. a closing case to voters in swing states. dave matthews will be at the event. >> and bruce springsteen introducing president obama on monday as he kicks off the last day of his campaign in madison wisconsin. the men traveled together to columbus, ohio. they will meet up with jay-z for another event. president obama will return to his home city of chicago, where he will be on election
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
show president obama with a slight lead there, but neither side is ready to call it over. it is the chance at being heard across mitt romney land. >> four more days. >> it is time. >> both sides are counting the days between now and tuesday. barack obama was greeted with chants of "four more years." he reminded the crowd. >> in four days, you have a choice to make. it is not between two party is orwo candidates. it is a choice between two different visions for america. >> the obama campaign says unemployment went up because more people are re-entering the job market, newly optimistic about jobs being created. >> the american auto industry is back on top. home values are on the rise. >> but mitt romney was quick to insist not enough new jobs are being created to energize the still is the candidate who knows how. >> i will have a lot of people offering advice, and i know a lot about it myself to begin with. >> virginia remains one of the most coveted prizes to win on tuesday. barack obama has two rallies here tomorrow. on monday, the final day of campaigning, mitt romney wi
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
the election the nominees are keeping final weekendeir of campaigning. >> president obama and mitt more visits to the swing states. end inoting is about to maryland. it is crunch time for the candidates would just four days calendar until day >> . let's put americans back to work, doing america needs to be done. >> president obama this morning ohio with several camping event scheduled across the state. challenger mitt on keyis also focusing states, first in ohio.sin and then then >> this is an election of great consequence. i think you understand that. clerk thursday new york city mayor michael bloomberg endorsed president obama. t will have an i impact is not clear. many people aboard cast their ballots thanks to early voting. this race could come down to every last vote. new numbers show this race is as ever among likely voters. new polls in three battleground states have the president on top. >> i know what change looks like because i fought for it. you have too. after all we've been through together, we cannot give up now. >> we will win on november 6. maryland code the governor decided ex
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
the presidential race and how it's forcing romney and obama to ch anncr: it's s said that character is what we do... when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe thatt they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >> and is taking a toll on a lot of new york city buildings. >> the facade of this building in lower manhattan fell off and you can see right into the apartments. it looks like almost something from a bizarre art display. that's what has happened. no one injured. but you can imagine the belongings are destroyed. >> partial grain collapse led to a tense situation in midtown manhattan. high winds caused a crane on top of what will be the city's tallest residential building to snap. you can see it dangling precari
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
barnstorming the buckeye state. president obama's land mitt romney on an issue that has in this critical battleground. i knew betting on american the right thing to do. on american ingenuity and know-how was the right thing to do. off.s paid off withomney started what his bill campaign -- billed as a closing argument. >> this is about the future we are going to leave to our children. we thank you and we ask you to until the finish line. the fine a job report before election day is out, and it not earth shattering. the u.s. economy created 171,0 the last month, but creeped up toate 7.9%. say that this is not the race inake up way. what has happened in the last is already bic into perception. >> mitt romney is in ohio, the president the northeastern corner. latest tracking poll showed that the race is tight, but a slew of data ground state polls edge to the president. >> mitt romney has about 48 adjust that. >> ohioan not be able to escape the political spotlight. president obama will be here day until the election day. >> of course, abc 7 is your for the most up-to-date information. with
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
their campaign. one day before campaign, theident obama touted as progress. e rose 2/7oyment rat to 9%. why mitt romney called report a sad reminder of the at a virtual standstill. abc 7 is your election station. for instant update you can log wjla.com. >> coming up, an election story see.ters need to separating facts from fiction when it comes to question. >> we are keeping a close eye on the dropping temperatures. man is dead after police say man andked a washington. 74-year-old william turner said grandson attack him. jump on him and began his face and his neck. police say the officer attacked and they fired once. coming to doy was if he had thee weapon. >> he said his grandson was normally mild-mannered it. was acting grandson strange and he did not know what was wrong with him. >> there are four days before election day. >> we will tell you where endured long lines coming up. is, no -- no, yes. the signs and commercials are everywhere. coming up, the real numbers when to question 7. , partly cloudy. to question 7. , pa[ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the campaign trail. obama now says he will return to campaigning tomorrow in wisconsin, nevada, and colorado. already back to try voters.ver a rally just wrapping up in tampa with jeb bush and marco rubio. vice president joe biden will in floridaearance while madeleine albright makes campaign stops on the president's behalf today in virginia. coming up on abc 7 news at after 18,000 flights were storm,d because of the idea whening an will finallyelers get home. >> pipe bombs on least on a northern kaduna community. what police are saying. -- a northern virginia community. traffic snarled and sandy turns deadly. traffic snarled and sandy turn[ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> this is "world news." tonight, breaking news. cheers erupt in lower manhattan as the power flickers back on. and under a lot of pressure, new york decides late today to pull the plug on the famous new york marathon this weekend. >>> running on empty. endless lines for gasoline. >> seven hours here already. >> people running out of gas. waiting for a few gallons to take home. waiting for the cold night ahead. we get answers. >>> the challenger. four days to go. the second of our personal portraits of the men who want your vote. >>> and, noah's ark? how would you evacuate a 250-pound walrus? how about a giant octopus? we're there, as trainers decide what to do when their aquarium flooded and 12,000 creatures are inside. >>> good evening on this friday night. as we come on the air, there is late news about the devastating storm and one of the biggest athletic events in the world. under enormous pressure, new york has canceled the iconic new y
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 11:35pm EDT
've talked to say barack obama has been our single most effective recruiting tool in the last four, five years. >> well, i think there's some truth to that. immediately after obama was elected, we saw two of the largest hate websites in the country crash. >> reporter: potok told us that by the late '80s, the klan dwindled to a few hundred. they now number closer to 6,000. >> white power! >> reporter: he believes they can be very dangerous. >> it's dangerous, not so much because a whole bunch of klansmen get together in a room and plan to murder 1,000 people with a bomb so, you know, it's the lone wolf characters that get frustrated with their leaders that break away, you know, one day, walk out of their house and start shooting. >> reporter: with that in mind, at a gas station outside of tupelo, the grand dragon appears. he is also known as steven howard, 31 years old, he says he's an iraq war veteran. he comes with a loaded pistol on his hip and tells me he's got serious ptsd. we agree to follow him to a remote location, where cell phone service is spotty. next to a trailer by the woods
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
? why can't we get gas trucks down the block? >> president obama toured some of the damage with governor christy. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me. i can't thank him enough m. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> and then there is halloween. many towns decided to postpone it but some were not deterred. on long island, super heroes and cats were out and in new york city, even with the power out, trick or treaters took to the streets. >> in this part of lower manhattan, the lights are on for the first time since sandy struck. all three major airports will be back online. >> thanks so much. people in our area cleaning up as well from hurricane sandy, continuing that process. trick or treaters walked past falling trees and crews fixing power lines. people concerned about flooding have been keeping an eye on the potomac river. >> it being halloween night, you want to see the sights and all the kids in
ABC
Nov 3, 2012 12:00am EDT
, the presidential election is on tuesday. according to polls, obama and romney are still neck and neck. both campaigns made their final push today. romney has a very strong lead among white voters but some prominent obama supporters are looking to chip into that and our friend chris rock is one of them. chris rock is from here in brooklyn and tonight, he's recorded a special message for us, targeted specifically at undecided voters of the caucasian variety. so, listen and decide for yourself. >> hi, i'm chris rock with a special message for white people. in times like these, you need a white president you can trust. and that white president's name is barack obama. let's take a look at the facts. for the first two-thirds of his life, barack obama was known as barry. which is the third whitest name on earth. right after cody and jeff. and these are the white people who raised barry. madeleine and stanley dun hall. they are so white they have to wear sunglasses because they are hurting each other's eyes. after college, barry went into black neighborhoods in chicago to try to organize people. ho
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
. starting with the latest headlines in the aftermath of sandy. president obama is heading to new jersey to review storm damage. >> new jersey governor chris christie -- he says he will talk to the president about getting the army corps of engineers to determine how to better protect the beaches. in new york, the stock exchange will reopen after being shut down for two days because of sandy. parts of the big apple are still underwater, with millions of people that power. thousands of power outages in our region -- let's give the latest numbers. >> virginia power has more than 22,000 outages. pepco is reporting more than 15 00 that power. bge has more than 30,000 in the dark. most are in anne arundel county. >> strong clean-up continues as students return to school this morning. >> we are waiting to learn of some schools will reopen because the power outages and other weather issues. keep an eye on all of the delays and closures on your screen. brianne carter is live at landover. she joins us with the latest. >> good morning. prince george's county -- they were not in a bad area because t
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
concerned about possible climate change. president obama was back on the campaign trail today. >> it is going to be tight. is why when i call people actually say five and a 37 votes in 2000 made a difference. people do not think their difference, they might not go out. >> the president spent the day campaigning in wisconsin, colorado, and nevada. obama will host a campaign event in prince william county saturday afternoon. mitt romney spend the day in virginia. voters at a restaurant and a home business near roanoke. election day is five days away. >> now, we changed gears in excitement of music was the biggest night. came home with a trophy on what was a very exciting night there. autria has the excitement. h brad paisley opening up, might be hard to imagine the awards show -- they did just that. we are talking about the entertainer of the year moments ago.ew it was a big night for he and also -- blakeey shelton getting a little choked up. im mcgraw and kenny chesney taking the award for best musical performance of the year. what it was like tour together and being are andtha
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
of hurricane sandy. >> close the final stretch. see what president obama and mitt romney are campaigning before and the election. -- where. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's friday, november 2. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to a meteorologist jacqui jeras with our forecast. >> good morning. a chilly start. that willll be the rule the next couple days. 43 degrees is where we are starting out at reagan national with pretty light wind, so we are not dealing with multiple wind chills. cold temperatures 32 in oakwood, virginia, 32 in stafford 33 in mchenry maryland, and 35 in chantilly -- 32 in elkwood. there could be a sprinkle or snow flurry later this morning. otherwise dry. high temperature of about 10 degrees below average. we should reach about 55 by 5:00. let's check on traffic with steve hershorn. >> not bad for this friday morning. here we are at the dulles interchange, 28. route 28 is a little east of dulles airport, looking pretty good. 270 at 109,
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
there today. colorado, also a tough one for republicans, and it was seen in obama's column. but romney is up three according to a rasmussen paul. and both teams have fought incredibly hard over d six electoral votes. perhaps an indicator that even the smallest trophy cannot be passed up. of course, va. -- it has been 24 hours since we have seen the candidates. don't worry. the president, with bill clinton and musician dave matthews, will be in virginia and monday will cap off his campaign here with a rally at george mason university. >> ok, scott. thank you. we will follow the candidates on their final stop in battleground va., and you can join us on election night for up-to-the-minute results and also on wjla.com. leon? >> the serial attacker in fairfax county has struck again. here is a sketch of the man that is believed to have groped at least nine different women. >> the latest attack occurred just behind me at that very busy bus stop here in springfield. 6 of the attacks have occurred within just a few blocks of where i am standing. tonight, one of the relatives of the latest attempt sp
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of hurricane center. >> president obama spend the day touring the damage of center with one of his political opponents now one his allies. >> the campaigns as you know have been walking a fine line. when is it too early to truly politick again and where? the focus is split, especially when a catastrophe brings otherwise political enemies together. in what would otherwise be an unlikely pairing, president obama and governor chris christie teamed up today putting politics aside and disaster first. >> we are here for you, and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you have rebuilt. >> chris christie, a strong supporter of mitt romney, has continued to stress this is no time for something. >> we would like to argue with each other about other stuff but first, we have to argue about this. >> it was decided a presidential appearance could actually hinder recovery efforts, so hours earlier, the president stopped at fema headquarters in d.c. for a briefing. while away from the damage, in florida, mitt romney also appeared with a heavy hitter
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 2:35am EDT
the big vote. president obama was back on the trail yesterday making appearances in three battleground states. he wrapped up his day with a rally in boulder, cole colt. the president took some pointed jabs at mitt romney saying his economic plan is just a rehash the policies that led to the country's economic crisis and heads to the all-important state of ohio later today. >>> and for his part, mitt romney was in virginia at several campaign stops. he criticized the president for not doing enough to help businesses. also romney said the nation needs a president who understands business better. romney's aides are conceding that the storm's slowed some of his momentum but insist their internal polls show him ahead in some of those toss-up states. romney visits wisconsin and also ohio today. >>> and from the lighter side of politics, vice president biden went on david letterman's show last night to read his top ten list. >> oh, joe, the subject, the top ten reasons to vote early. here's some of the highlights. >> if you vote early you don't have to pay taxes. i'm sorry, i'm being told tha
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. president obama stopped campaigning today to meet with fema. mitt romney had to cancel rallies in the state of maryland a short time ago, calling off the first day of early voting tomorrow. and look at this tonight. it all comes as the latest abc news poll shows this is a dead heat, mitt romney, ahead of president obama by just one point, 49% to 48%. and with a race this tight, a big question tonight -- could the hurricane upend this final stretch? here's abc's senior political correspondent jon karl tonight. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise. a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw a little bit of havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama, it meant canceling two upcoming events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape, we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too. a chance for the president to show deci
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
there are water main closures. >> the latest headlines from the of sandy. president obama headed to new visit some ofo the areas which have been devastated by the storm. >> he will be during those areas jersey governor chris christie, however, the president city.ot visit new york mayor bloomberg is ok with that. blumberg said he spoke with the president and his team of staff tuesday and the city would but first thehem city officials have a lot of things to do. is blamed for 50 nearly 70the u.s. and more and caribbean. the storm left 8 million customers without power nationwide. working around the clock thery to restore power to customersousands of in the d.c. region. they are making progress. numbersok at the latest -- most of those outages are in anne arundel county. power outages could make the tricky forittle headed back to school this morning and people get to work. out another school closed, in howard bowman bridge. those at the top of the screen. brianne carter has more. morning. prince george's county schools announcement yesterday schools would be open but that the appeal -- but xl academy
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Oct 31, 2012 6:30pm EDT
n will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more yes. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> this is "world news." tonight, race against time. entire towns submerged in water, sand and now fire. the national guard saving families. thousands still stranded tonight. and why they have to listen to this dangerous hissing sound. a sound that could lead to this. >>> water worry. our dr. richard besser tests the water all around millions of people in the storm zone and the worrying results are in. >>> countdown. to another race. the election, days away. how has this storm changed the campaign? >>> and, life lessons from the storm. what this man did with his cell phone that helped give birth to his baby. and how this officer saved his family before he died. >>> good evening. and tonight, we have breaking news from the storm zone. look at this. new scenes of utter devastation. thousands of people still stranded and at this hour, rescuers still scrambling to pull families out of harm's way. also tonight, a new terror. can you
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads sayay. we know what he'll do. president obama: i i barack kobama and... i approve this message. ikmillion dollars for maryland one hundred schools.ty... question seven w will double i. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating llions of dolls... every year, without raising taxes. leggett: and audits will ensure the money goes... where it's supposed to. more jobs, and millions for schools. baker: question seven will be good for our kids... our teachers, and our schools. leggett: keep maryland money in maryland. baker: please vote for question seven. leggett: vote foquestion seven. >> we are monitoring a delicate situation in alexandria. e are live in old town. has been relentless in old town, alexandria. at union andorner king street. you did a pretty powerful wind gusts. another concern for residents thebusiness owners, of flooding. they applaud the sandbags up around the area. the pri -- they put the sandbags up around the area. the mayor is worried that many trees will come down on power lines. i ch
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Oct 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. we endure the wrath of sandy and areas to the north are a delusion of flooding and damage. it is causing big problems for everyone involved. >> pamela brown is monitoring rain, the wind, and the snow. >> the damage is widespread. an estimated 50 million people are getting a strong wind and snow in some areas. >> it collides with an early winter storm. a little bit of everything up the east coast. from choppy waves at punishing wind, it will eventually rein in connecticut, new jersey, new york. andhis is a serious storm have fataltentially consequences if people had not acted quickly. >> evacuation is no longer possible. this has become particularly problematic in atlantic city. >> grand central station empty. buildingcity, the collapsed leaving the apartment exposed. look at this dangling in the wind. this 260 miles above shows the sizescope of the massive magnitude. madee first half -- path today. >> record storm surge expected
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Nov 1, 2012 2:35am EDT
to election day both candidates have been angling for any advantage. and in new jersey, president obama had the biggest one of all, the power of the presidency. off the campaign trail for a third straight day, president obama surveyed the damage along a nearly 60-mile stretch of the jersey shore with governor chris christie. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure that you get all of the help that you need, until you have rebuilt. >> reporter: obama and christie are a very unlikely paring with less than a week un,000 titil e day. the blunt, brash, republican governor one of mitt romney's most staunch supporters. with his state facing historic devastation and massive rebuilding, christie welcomed the president's help. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me since before the storm hit. this its our sixth conversation since the weekend. and, it's, it's been a great working relationship. >> reporter: in such a tight race, romney couldn't afford to losenother day on the campaig trail. he was in florida, a state that is essentially a must win for him. ro
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> president obama got a firsthand look at destruction and new jersey. entire neighborhoods washed away. on wednesday a gas main broke sparking several fires. the president told victims the government was there for them and he would not tolerate any red tape. >> i can promise you the federal government will be working as closely as possible with local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> in new york there are some signs of progress. parts of the subway is running today. amtrak will star running trains in and out of new york on friday. >> on tuesday cynthia lopez was working with a tree removal company when the huge tree fell right on top of her. -- a tree fell right on top of him. >> i think he has children. >> there appears to be an accident the health and occupational safety department is reviewing the incident. sandy is responsible for 74 deaths nationwide. nobody in d.c. has been killed so far. >> coming up, a worry for those who work >> welcome back. it is 4:07 ran out. >> it is 46 degrees. a little warmer than yesterday. our air is dry air, which means it will all
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Oct 28, 2012 9:30am EDT
trump was o on davivid letterman.n. he h had already made a wager tchallelenge barack obama his college transnscriptsts. oand on about why he supports mitt romney. dad letttterman sang, a look at your neckties. made in china. >> mitt romney comes down hard intellectual property theft you try toot like if hold them accountable, there is reversal and 2 i instantly sing up from t process. >>e need to get a break and t to hear whi y would think about obama. it will bring in our full rounud table. stay w with . discuss inlot to this campaign. i gott when my internet here was faster thanmy at my office. [ man ] i got it when i upload a gigabyte of photos. i literally wanted to say "did you see that?" [ male announcer ] when people switch from cable to verizon fios, there comes a ment when they get it. the difference 100% fiber optics makes. when i saw that picture, i really got it. i can enjoy the gamee betr at home than going to the stadium. i got it when our apartment became the apartment. [ male announcer ] there's never been a better time to get it. get our best price online guaranteed fo
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Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
on friday. obama canceled his campaign in florida. he opted to return to the white he isthis morning where conditions andm is prepping for an appearance tomorrow in green bay. he and president clinton will attend the events together. mayor ron is going forward with the events in ohio and iowa today -- mr. romney is going the events in ohio iowa today. they are collecting supplies for in virginia and a being used for efforts. on the hurricane that there is other news we need to update you on. an investigation in falls church found in ay was burned home at 4:00 a.m.. the flames were so intense that -- that a nearby home was also damaged. coming up next, we'll continue coverage of hurricane sandy. wwill check in with their crews on the roads and beaches and jacqui jeras will have the on the storm track. at 395.a look on the storm track. at [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. si looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, ince
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Nov 1, 2012 11:35pm EDT
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. president obama: i'm barack obama and... api approve this message. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadersp -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a repubblican or a democra. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. is in the storm's direct path. atlantic city could get the of sandy's wrath. how are things looking at this hour? upe wind, rain has picked the past hour, conditions have deteriorated sharply. hurricane sandy has strengthened and picked up speed. to make land fall early this evening near city, new jersey. >> this is a serious storm. >> in nearly 12 foot storm surge york city. in new residents are bracing for more flooding and more power outages. >> they are talking about surges that we have not seen before. there is nothing at all to be taken lightly.
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Oct 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
as we work to go back to rebuild our state. president obama signed a disaster declarations for new york, clearing for federal aid. >> i want every agency to lean forward and make sure we're where they resources are needed as quickly as possible. >> and is moving northwest with the bring flooding and weather to the mountains. this neighborhood is in darkness, but some power has been restored. more than 6 million people remain without power. the utility companies say that take a week or more. we are live in hoboken, new jersey. back to you. >> thank you. let's get a look at our forecast in the d.c. region. jeras? >> good morning. we are still feeling the impact of standing here. we have some folks without power. at the satellite and radar picture. shows most of the moister area, but the our cloud cover will linger. headlines today, mostly cloudy once again. coolertrees are much cooler temperature continue well through into next week. river flooding remains a concern. in withcheck meteorologist adam caskey later on that on for more the potomac river. it's 43 at reagan national. some 30 is
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
to be done. >> president obama is back in ohio would several campaign events scheduled across the state. mitt romney is also focusing on key battleground states, first in wisconsin, then he will be in ohio this is an election of great consequence and i think you understand that. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg endorsed president obama but whether it will have an impact is not clear. many people have cast their ballots thanks to early voting. this race could come down to every last of those. this rate -- this race is as tight as ever but new polls in three key battleground states have the president on top. >> i know what change looks like because i fought for it. you have, too. after all we have been through together, we sure as heck can i give up now. >> the president is campaigning in bristol va. tomorrow. mitt romney will spend time in virginia as well. we invite you to tell us about any problems or issues that might pop up in polling places across the area. you can submit details online at wjla.com. >> 41 degrees on this friday and still ahead, we are catching up with adam caskey
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
boats. >>> five days to go. barack obama and mitt romney dash back to the trail, as the clock ticks to election day. this morning, our bottom line on each side's path to victory. the last-minute moves. and this little girl's emotional plea going viral. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> and jaws-dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us about the astonishing moment when her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. now, hit again. more than 100 homes des
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Oct 27, 2012 12:00am EDT
with a obama bumper sticker, that could change. gave an endorsement while doing an endorsement. i don't know if that's ever been done before. somebody looked into it as of friday morning lindsay lohan was not registered to vote. but incredibly, still registered to drive. her publicist told "today" she's in the process of registering to vote. she sent in the paperwork. i don't see that happening. could you imagine lindsay lohan waking up early own november 6th and waiting in line at a high school to vote? maybe if she was already passed out in the bushes at the high school -- maybe. but even then, i don't -- [ applause ] a new abc news and "the washington post" poll asked voters some very strange questions. about the candidates. among other things they asked voters which candidate they would trust more to babysit their children. 49% of voters said they would rather leave their kids with obama. 36% chose romney and the rest were just like, why are you asking me this? i would probably, if i had to pick, probably obama. i mean, if he -- you know, if you can change joe biden's diaper, you can han
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Oct 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
of the presidency. what obama or romney would mean to the markets and ththe ececon >>> th the bombshell accusations by a banker turned whistle-blower. my interview with greg smith about why he left one of the most prestigious financial firms in the world and the chcharges makes. whwhat was the last straw for y? >>> cooking up the formula for success for small businesses. the difference between the winners and losers th"wall street journal rort" begins right now. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. encouraging news about the economy. the gdp grew at a better than expected rate, up 2 for the third quarter. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the size and strength of the u.s. economy. economists were expecting a growth rate of 1.8%. the number buoyed by an increase in consumer spending and stronger housing market. the air went out of stocks midweek. the dow fell 250 points on wednesday after poor earnings news and the market was flat later in the week. big multinationals did not farewell in earnings. caterpillar missed revenues and dupont fell sh
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Oct 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the p plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announc ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. i am specialist andres ryan u.s. army drill team. good morning, washington. >> good morning to you as well. 6:13. sander levin 6 million people down theower up and east coast. people in our region without power. 6 million people up and down the east coast.
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
california. update. >> ad, an the northeast continues ploting from hurricane sandy. obama returns to the trail today. >> and a news reporter learned tv,hing can happen on live even a pumpkin exploding. wrong during this carving explosion. >> they did blow it up. good morning, washington. it is 6:00. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to jacqui jeras for a look at the weather. shock over that video. a chilly startc chillyool wheth -- we have a chilly start. we will have sunshine at times and clouds at times. temperatures are below average to 10 degrees. as we head towards the weekend, expecting a quiet weather. relatively dry. that's good news and will not aggravate the flood situation. in other areas, 39 in lusby, maryland. george, 39 in and 37 in la plata. warming up into the 50's this afternoon, not a terrible forecast. hopefully, not a terrible traffic situation. now let's check in with jamee whitten. >> not so bad, a quiet start for the most part. we are taking out the reported georgetown pike just west of the beltway. more on that in 10 minutes. let's look
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Nov 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, the race for the white house. a note about the storm, vote egg and today, president obama and governor romney back out making their case to voters, as the clock ticks down. five days until americans go to the polls, your voice, your vote. and tonight, our brand new abc news/"washington post" poll shows this. the president with a one-point edge. he also got a big helpful endorsement today and i want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor, anchor of "this week," george stephanopoulos. >> reporter: that's right. mayor michael bloomberg had criticized president obama in the past, said he was not going to endorse, today, he said he's endorsing the president because he believes he's best positioned to lead on the issue of climate change, which the mayor believes had an impact on this hurricane. that comes on top of that praise from governor chris christie, the republican governor of new jersey yesterday and the poll you cited shows that nearly 8 out of 10 americans think the president has done a good job handling this hurricane. >> what about the voters who are worried they're not goin
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Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
of -- the president enough. >> governor chris christie personally thank president obama for his help. they met with concerned lost their homes. nucleus remains very much in a state of emergency tonight. -- new jersey remains very much in a state of emergency tonight. at last check, to all people killed in the state. two million remain without power. vice president joe biden made some political waves. --, dangerous and attackers attacks, and now for president is again, less than a the election. mitt romney was joined by senator marco rubio at his rally at the university of miami. he showed u.s. -- praised fema playing a key role. vice president joe biden was in sarasota, and he is making some headlines for comments he made in a restaurant. he joked with him and about for president in 2016. followed a political rally ad ofhe slammed the gop the auto industry as dishonest. campaign declined to comment. a major donation from actor pitt. a supporter of same-sex marriage agreed to match the human-n campaign of up to $100,000. supports the initiatives in states, including questions 6 in maryland. the
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> good morning, america. and happening now, a new storm threat for the east coast next week, as temperatures plunge to near-freezing in the disaster zone. desperation growing. no heat, no power, sending these people into dumpsters for food in downtown new york. >>> running on empty. the massive gas shortage reaches a new crisis point, as fistfights erupt and guns are pulled at the pump. >> i have no power at home. i can't get gas. and i'm waiting over three hours. what's wrong with this country? >> fuel running out for ambulances and police. >>> mystery winner. the mom who scored the $23 million golden ticket and didn't know it until her daughter spotted her picture on tv. where she found the ticket at the very last minute. ♪ let's hear it for new jersey >>> the stars rise up for sandy survivors. emotional tributes by country stars last night at the cmas. and heart wrenching moments on stage from the boss. his message for all
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Oct 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
voters go to the polls. >> we have seen some of the effect. both governor romney and president obama have canceled events in virginia. one big impact right now. also, it's going to effect their effort to get out the vote. didn't have much effect on early voting in florida yesterday. it could complicate it in virginia and ohio. two other key states that will impacted. then finally, is this storm as bad as it seems to be right now, it could block out the closing arguments of these candidates. in the last nine days. >> in some ways this is the real october surprise. i wonder, if you're the president how do you manage campaigning, because his job is truly on the line here with governing and imagine perhaps a large disaster. >> you show that you're in touch. the president was already talking to the federal emergency management agency. he's returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancelling some events. the biggest problem for the president right now, if he makes any mishandling of this storm could affect the final days of this race. more than any other factor. >> in nonweat
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Oct 30, 2012 12:00am EDT
: but ontime in washington, d.c., president obama breakingng off from the camptook up the mantle of offense once again to urge americans to heed all the ominous warnings. >> the most important message that i have for the public righ you need to evacuate. do not don't pause, don'tstion the instructions given. >> reporter: by spawned snowstorms in west vivirginia and flood warnings a far west as chicago. and tonight, ass we see the massive impact all along the east coast the sheer scale of the e storm is staggering, almo 3.7 million people are without power. more than 1.5 million ee vavace. 14,000 flight cancelations across the country. and from space tonight, the gigantic storm seems to have earned its halloween moniker, frankenstorm. from l land tonight, the moon peeked through the clouds at the eye of the storm. that was a while ago. there is no question the storm is roaring back and while hundreds of thousands of people did evacuate a lot of people stayed, especially here in cape may. this is a seafaring town. theyey're tough, they've seen a lot of storms. they say they've seen tougher b
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Oct 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >> the saturated grounds and recipe for thea trees going down. in northwest washington we at one giant tree that topple over. in the 5200 block, right between the intersection between connecticut and military road, is the scene we have. do want to point out that this exception, not the norm, for this neighborhood. one massive tree fell between damage tos, causing the homes here, with much to the damage neighboring house. the house on the left got clipped. is a look at the video that t earlier today from a angle, a different aspect. ,roofat the sides of the falling with this large tree. it, iried to bear hug get my arms halfway around. the ground this saturated, right in. once the ground is saturated, it e much to topple these trees. unfortunately, this tree was a victim. the upper level looks like it was hit. groundas bricks on the there were breaks on the like annd it smelled the roof exposed. the chimneys of both of these e lying in their front yards. the latest situat
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Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
'llo. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >> this was the seed in ocean yesterday as the waves the boardwalk, staking out brad bell -- this yesterday. >> some of the beach may have moved by now. klutzy had to bring back that video? >> you had to bring that back? it's very cold today. you are right. the beaches still here. of it did move over to the boardwalk. it made a san the mess. as for the other damage, we can you the video -- it made a sandy beach. at the inlet, it goes way out the ocean. furthernot go back anymore. busyity has been very cleaning that up today. there was a restaurant damage as well. they took a lot of water and sand. flooding onlot of the bayside. d water the trailers ha not quite to the floor. of thee to one councilmen and they feel like of dodged a bullet. the >> day fare very well. that the town crews are -- >> they fared well. we will get back online quickly. outages are spotty. you can see the street lights me are not lit, but three four blocks down there is light. say,u heard the mayor trying to get back into business. in ocean city, bra
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
on a conference call with president obama, 10 governors, and other mayors. >> he indicated he is prepared to make sure they cut through all the red tape so that federal assistance if needed will be made immediately available. if people have any difficulty getting through the federal apparatus to call them directly ourselves. >> the city is getting back to normal in the schools and the government will make it back on tomorrow. they are restoring power but for one family that will not solve their problems. >> this is the hole where the tree came from. this is what is left from the tree and that is their home there. power was restored in this neighborhood just about an hour ago. the mayor has praised the power crews and the sea saying we should do something to help new york since they have been devastated in he will do whatever they think we should need to do to help. live from northwest washington, sam ford abc 7 news. >> sandy has moved inland. up and down the east coast, the storm left a lot of decimation. >> what is next for us? we turn to doug hill for the latest. what's the latest here is what
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Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> good morning, america. breaking news, the perfect storm. sandy brings utt devastation overnight. unprecedented walls of water destroy the coastline and slam new york city. so much of the skyline plunged into darkness. a record-breaking loss of power. floodwaters pour into tunnels. hospitals forced to evacuate. >> oh, my goodness. it is an infant. >> now, new dangers. >> not by water, not by flood, not by sandy. but by fire. >> nine states under a state of emergency right now. all the latest on the catastrophic damage, dramatic rescues and where the storm is headed next. our extreme weather team, live, in the storm zone. "good morning america's" special coverage starts, right now. >>> and you are lookingt the scene overnight in parts of new york city. fires raging in the floodwaters. dozens of homes destroyed. entire neighborhoods on fire. we have new pieces of information pouring in every minute right now. this storm has taken many lives. at least 16 so far. there's so much devastation. >> it is remarkable, we're seeing
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